Sep 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. as fox 5's jennifer davis reports the gender gap is the 14th higher in the country and higher than the national gap as well. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy god mother in delray. >> thank you. >> they are working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out. but yes, i am the dairy god mother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there is no gender gap at her operation. but not shocked to hear there is a big one outside her store. >> i am not surprised at that gap. i think it will continue to improve and improve as time goes by. >> reporter: according to a new report women in virginia earn an average of 81 cents for every dollar that men earn. that difference is larger than in most other states. >> for the same job, they ought to get the same pay. >> reporter: but they don't. the commonwealth institute says the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the merely median income that works out to a difference of nearly $16,000 a year.
Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm PDT
it comes to part of president obama's tax plan that phases out tax cuts for the wealthy. our jennifer davis reports on what's becoming a very heated debate in washington, d.c. >> reporter: congress returns to washington in the middle of campaign season and is battling it out over the bush-era tax cuts. he wants to extend tax cuts for the middle class but not the wealthy. >> if i said the sky was blue, they would say no. >> reporter: but now top house return john boehner said he would compromise, reporting tax cut foss the middle class even if tax cuts for the wealthy were to expire. >> you should not raise taxes on anyone in a recession. he was never gonna block the middle class tax cut. >> reporter: boehner is still pushing for this to be extended for high-income families because he said they can are job creator. >> we won't have real economic growth if we keep raising taxes on small businesses. >> reporter: boehner would become speaker of the house if the republicans win enough seats in the midterm elections and he's been trading barbs with the white house as the preelections heat up. >>